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21 06, 2017

Positive Drug Test Results: What You Need to Know

JUNE 21, 2017 - Circumstances can get pretty complicated in the event of a positive drug test result - especially for companies regulated by the Department of Transportation. The DOT has strict regulations regarding the steps that must be taken afterwards. So let’s get into it:  What happens if an employee tests positive? I received [...]

20 06, 2017

How ELD’s will Impact Your Business

JUNE 20, 2017 - With the deadline now six months away, it’s safe to say most people in the trucking industry are aware of the ELD mandate going into effect on December 18, 2017. Wondering what you can expect once you’ve installed a DOT-compliant device in your vehicle? Read on to find out about the [...]

30 05, 2017

Coming Soon: The 2017 Roadcheck Inspection Blitz

MAY 30, 2017 - Iceberg straight ahead! The Annual Roadcheck Inspection Blitz is just a week away, starting on June 6th and continuing through the 8th.  During this 72-hour time frame, approximately 17 Level 1 Inspections – the most detailed and thorough inspection – will be conducted every minute. Take Note of This Year’s Blitz [...]

16 05, 2017

ELD Requirements for Intrastate CMV Drivers Are Inevitable – and Coming Soon

MAY 16, 2017 - With all the buzz about the upcoming mandate, you're likely aware that the ELD compliance deadline is coming this December.  After that date, most commercial truck drivers who cross state lines will be required to have an electronic logging device installed and in use to record their hours of service. Drivers [...]

11 05, 2017

DOT Return-to-Duty and Follow-Up Testing Q & A

MAY 11, 2017 - One of the last topics in our series that examines specific DOT test types could be one of the most complicated and misunderstood: Return-to-Duty (RTD) and Follow-Up tests. These two test types only occur after an employee has received a positive or non-negative drug and/or alcohol test result. Read on to [...]

9 05, 2017

FMCSA Fine Increase Goes Into Effect

MAY 9, 2017 - At the end of last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a final rule that increased civil penalties for FMCSA violations to reflect current inflation rates. The FMCSA is required to adjust fines to reflect inflation, per the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The [...]

2 05, 2017

FMCSA Crackdown on Inaccurate DOT Filings

MAY 2, 2017 – The FMCSA is on a mission to ensure that everyone with a DOT number has provided the agency with the most current information about their business – or risk fines and other penalties. Earlier this spring, the federal agency began sending letters to motor carriers that they believed had inaccurate information [...]

27 04, 2017

How to Simplify and Save Money on Your DOT Drug Testing Program

APRIL 27, 2017 - Whether you’re a large or small company, implementing your own drug and alcohol testing program can be a challenge. To make sure your program is FMCSA compliant involves a lot of research, planning and administrative work – all of which can be costly and time consuming. This is especially true for [...]

18 04, 2017

Understanding Your Post-Accident Testing Requirements

APRIL 18, 2017 - Accidents happen, even if you do everything in your power to prevent them. And although you may not be able to avoid an accident, what you can do is be prepared in case one occurs. As a DOT-regulated motor carrier, one of the most critical components of being prepared is understanding the [...]

11 04, 2017

Do You Need an ELD? An Overview of Exemptions

APRIL 11, 2017 - As the deadline for the ELD mandate approaches, it’s important that all motor carriers know whether they’ll need an ELD so they can start planning accordingly. If you currently fill out paper logs, you will most likely need an ELD in your vehicle by the December 17, 2017 deadline. And if [...]